Pumpkin Carving Contest

As the weather cools, this is a wonderful time where the appropriate use of fire can gather people together, cozy around the hearth, near beautiful beeswax candles, or, perhaps, around a carved pumpkin, glowing with its own flame.

For this contest, you will carve a pumpkin with a homeopathy-related theme. Be creative! For example, you can carve a great homeopathy-related word, something inspired by a remedy family, or anything relating to homeopathy history! For fun, you may choose to light it with a candle or by some other means! For the chance to win the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place price, submit a photo of your pumpkin ONLINE HERE along with your family/friends who carved it by November 5, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT.

PRIZES:

1st Place: 1-year free membership to the National Center for Homeopathy, Paola Brown’s Homeopathy Heroes Card Game© and Paola’s Homeopathy Memory Work Music© CD.

2nd Place: 40% off coupon for National Center for Homeopathy annual membership and Paola Brown’s Homeopathy Heroes Card Game©

3rd Place: 20% off coupon for National Center for Homeopathy annual membership and Paola Brown’s Homeopathy Heroes Card Game©

So, carve your pumpkin, capture that magical moment, submit the photo, and one of the three prizes may be yours! Winners will be notified via email.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCE OF WINNING.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Carving Out Time for Homeopathy Pumpkin Contest (the “Contest”) entry period begins at 6:00 A.M. EDT on October 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 P.M. EDT on November 5, 2022 (the “Entry Period”). The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) Board will select the three winners. Contest winners will be announced on November 7, 2022 the NCH Facebook account and Instagram account.

ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is open to residents of the United States and Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Void in Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Quebec, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Entrants must be the rightful owner of the submission or must have the rights, title, and interest necessary to utilize the submission for the Contest in compliance with these Official Rules. Officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives of the National Center for Homeopathy (the “Sponsor”) and its promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate families and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) may participate in the Contest but are not eligible win any prizes.

HOW IT WORKS: During the Entry Period, entrants may submit up to five (5) images of carved pumpkins via the NCH Facebook page, via Instagram by posting a public photo using the hashtag #NCHPumpkin2022, or by submitting using the form at https://form.jotform.com/HomeopathyCenter/nchs-pumpkin-carving-contest. In order to enter the Contest entrants submitting via Facebook must follow the NCH Facebook page @homeopathyinfo, and entrants submitting via Instagram must follow @NationalCenterForHomeopathy. Failure to follow will result in automatic disqualification. Please see the Selection Criteria below. This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook. In order to enter the Contest via Facebook, participants must have a Facebook account, which is available free of charge at www.facebook.com, and must comply with the rules and requirements of Facebook, which are available at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms. This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram. In order to enter the Contest via Instagram, participants must have an Instagram account, which is available free of charge at www.instagram.com, and must comply with the rules and requirements of Instagram, which are available at http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/. All submissions become the sole property of NCH and will not be returned. All submissions must be received by 11:59 P.M. EDT on November 5, 2022. All entries are deemed public and all entrants agree that Sponsor may post and use the names of the winners and their submissions on Sponsor’s website and Facebook, Instagram, other social media accounts, on the NCH website or any of NCH’s publications including Homeopathy Today.

ELECTION CRITERIA: During the Judging Period, one (1) First Place winner will be selected by the judging panel from the NCH Board and/or staff; one (1) Second Place winner will be selected by the judging panel from the NCH Board and/or staff; and one (1) Third Place winner will be selected from the NCH Board and/or staff. The First Place winner may not be the Second Place winner, too. The First Place winner and/or the Second Place winner may not be a Third Place winner, too. All Contest entries must meet the Submission Content Guidelines outlined by the Sponsor in order to be selected as winners. The Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether the winners meet the Submission Content Guidelines outlined below. All photos will be uploaded to Pumpkin Master’s Facebook page. Odds of winning depend on the number of Contest submissions.

PRIZES: One (1) NCH selected First Place winner will receive: Free one-year National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) individual membership, Paola’s Homeopathy Heroes Card Game©, and Paola’s Homeopathy Memory Work Music© CD. One (1) NCH selected Second Place winner will receive: Coupon for 40% off a one-year NCH individual membership and Paola’s Homeopathy Heroes Card Game©. One (1) NCH selected Third Place winner will receive: Coupon for 20% off a one-year NCH individual membership and Paola’s Homeopathy Memory Work Music© CD.

Each potential winner will be notified by a posting on NCH’s Facebook page and Instagram feed, and shall be required to respond to the notification within forty-eight (48) hours of the posting. If the potential winner submitted their entry via Facebook or Instagram, NCH will also send the winners a direct message on the social media platform in which the submission was provided. If the entry was submitted via the online entry form, NCH will send the potential winner an email. Failure to respond to the posting, the direct message, and/or the email within forty-eight (48) hours may result in forfeiture of the applicable prize. If the applicable prize goes unclaimed or a potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to its award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Potential winners (or his or her parent or legal guardian if the entry has been submitted on behalf of a minor) will be required to verify his or her address. A prize will not be awarded/fulfilled until an address is received or a previously submitted address is verified. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to post up to three (3) potential winners of each prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which a prize may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. The approximate value of each monetary prize is the face value of the prize.  No substitutes are permitted. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH WINNER. Any expenses incurred, whether or not specified herein are the responsibility of the winner. All prizes are awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind.

SUBMISSION CONTENT GUIDELINES: Submissions may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that: is sexually explicit or suggestive; is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, profession, or age group; is profane; promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted submission; contains any personal information, such as license plate numbers, e-mail addresses, or street addresses; contains copyrighted materials owned by others or any trademarks, names, or logos owned by others; communicates messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or violates any law. Any submissions that do not comply with these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content deemed unacceptable by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified, will not be published, and may be deleted from Sponsor’s Facebook page. The Sponsor makes the final determination as to which submissions are eligible to take part in this promotion. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the criteria, dates, and guidelines of the Contest at any time. All submissions become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting your submission, you grant the Sponsor full and unlimited ownership and usage rights to your submission, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, including the unlimited right to display, reproduce, record, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, and re-title the submission.

GENERAL CONDITIONS/CONDUCT: By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and to the Instagram and Facebook terms and conditions which are final and binding in all respects. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned due to causes that affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or terminate the Contest without awarding any of the prizes. The Sponsor is not responsible for the functionality of the NCH Facebook page. No assurances are given with respect to the capacity, speed, or other qualities of the NCH Facebook page or the internet. Further, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the selection process or the operation of the Contest; (b) violating the Official Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any property or service; (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or (e) attempting to gain votes by utilizing sites, groups, or other organizations designed to encourage voting. This Contest is governed by and subject to the laws of the State of Maryland. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or the announcement of a prize, or for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegal entries. By entering or participating in this Contest, entrants waive the right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Official Rules or in the Contest itself. If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Official Rules and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SPONSOR WEBSITES OR ITS SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES OR POSTS OR FEEDS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD ANY SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/RELEASE: NCH, Facebook, and Instagram assume no responsibility or liability for: (a) any incorrect submission information or content, or any failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of submissions at any point in the operation of this Contest; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure; or (d) any inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet, the NCH Facebook page, or of any website or any combination thereof. IN NO EVENT WILL ANY OF THESE ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (including loss of use, data, business, or profits), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST.

WINNER’S LIST: To request a list of winner(s), after November 7, 2022, send a request and a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to National Center for Homeopathy P.O. Box 1856, Clarksburg, MD 20871

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Promotion is The National Center for Homeopathy, P.O. Box 1856, Clarksburg, MD 20871

The mission of the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) is to provide education and build awareness while advocating for access to homeopathy.

Founded in 1974, the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health by advancing the use and practice of homeopathy.

NCH serves a large and diverse membership in the homeopathic community with homeopathy information resources for consumers, practitioners, industry, students, and schools. As a collective voice for homeopathy, NCH advocates to ensure that homeopathy is an accessible healthcare option to all.